Technology Overview

Turnitin solutions support academic integrity, provide feedback, encourage originality, and promote learning. Instructors can verify student submissions' originality, provide feedback, and guidance for citations and references.

Use Case and Benefits

Instructors can use Turnitin to:

  • Review the originality of student’s submissions
  • Provide annotation feedback on submissions
  • Provide guidance on citations and references

Students can use Turnitin Draft Coach, a Google add-on, to:

  • Review their own documents for originality
  • Correct their grammar
  • Improve their citations

Accessing the Technology

Browser-based tool. The mode to access Turnitin depends on the use case:

  • For course work, instructors can activate Turnitin options in myCourses Assignments. Students submit to the Assignment submission area as usual. 
  • All RIT users with an RIT Google account can also use Turnitin Draft Coach to check their drafts at any time in Google Docs.
  • Instructors can use the Turnitin website to check originality on RIT-related documents that are not tied to a specific course such as theses, dissertations, or papers for publication. This requires a separate account. Review Turnitin Originality Check for RIT Non-Course Work for details.

Learn More & Get Help

To start learning about Turnitin, review the following curated resources:



Additional resources are available from the vendor’s support website

Limited RIT-specific resources are available in the CTL knowledge base.

  1. Access the CTL Knowledge Base and log in with your RIT account.
  2. Use the search box at the top of the page to find resources by keywords.
  3. Use the Categories in the left side navigation to find resources by topic area.

For issues using Turnitin in myCourses, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.

To discuss strategies for using Turnitin in your course, request a consultation.